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girl is dead. it has devastated her neighborhood. ktvu's john sasaki has been talking with investigators today who say they found evidence the girls were experimenting with alcohol. john? >> reporter: here at the sheriff's office, investigators believe they know what caused a girl to die. alcohol was like 3 blame. a tragic death that taught her friends a terrible lesson. daniel misses her best friend takeimi rao. >> have fun, stuff, be safe about it, of course, but just like -- we never know what will happen. >> harsh reality to learn. she learned it after hearing takeimi rao died at her house. daniel was increted but couldn't go. three other girls did and all got sick after consumer alcohol and soda. takeimi rao never woke up. >> there is poisoning, other things that could occur. we are looking at all of that. >> investigators found a vodka bottle in the house but don't know where it came from. the test results should determine takeimi rao's cause of death. this incident hit her mother hard as well. >> that's, i think, what the scariest thing is, wake up, you know, th
today. cisco, which makes networking equipment said it is cutting 6500 jobs. ktvu's john sasaki has more. >> reporter: for the past couple hours workers have been leaving this complex and we asked morthan a dozen people to comment on the bad news. almost all of them turned us down. 6500 workers are being laid off. that's a cut of 9% of the 73,408 workers world wide. layoffs have been rumored for weeks. it was rumored to lay off 10,000 people. still the 6500 layoffs will include 15% of upper management. two workers said they are hopeful they will avoid the budget ax. >> some people feel it's a bad thing for them. but we don't know what is going to happen. >> wait and see. nothing you can to. can't worry about what you can't control. go from there. the notices will go out to the workers the first week of august. i talked to some folks here at headquarters and they said they will not be announcing till next month how many people in the bay area will be effected. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> adobe is buying up a company that makes signature technology. it will compliment its product
. >>> a sudden wave of violence hits richmond and brings the homicide rate to a grim total. ktvu's john sasaki tell us last night's shooting left one person dead and another critically injured. >>> 19-year-old alejandro avila became richmond's 26th victim of the year last night. >> i just want to say he was a good kid. >> reporter: investigators believe it was gang related although avila's sister says he was not related to a gang. >> he was a good kid, and i hope you regret it. >> reporter: with nine killings this month, the city has already matched last year's total. >> it's really disturbing the lack of human life that we've seen. >> reporter: at the independent community church, reverend raymond landry say three families have been devastated by killings that happened just this month. >> in reality we're family, and sometimes we can be angry at family members. but we don't have to go kill them. because we're angry with them. you know we have to figure that one out in the black community. >> reporter: paul shavens lost a 20-year-old great nephew over the weekend. the third great nephew he's
. man was found shot to death at a hayward gas station. john sasaki is following developments and has the latest live from hayward. >> reporter: heather, this is the hayward gas station where johntue caldwell was gunned down. his friends and family are just now arriving to hold a vigil to honor the 25-year-old best friend of oscar grant. johntue caldwell was in a car at this tennis son road gas station at 5:30 p.m. yesterday when someone shot him. johnson is his uncle. >> if anybody knows what happened to johntue that they step to the plate, come forward and they give that information because a wrong here has been committed, a young man has been innocently shot while sitting in his vehicle waiting on his friend to meet him. >> reporter: caldwell was life long friends with grant who was shot to death by a bart police officer on new year's morning 2009. he was with grant on the fruitvale station platform that morning and had filed a $5 million federal civil rights lawsuit against bart. people stopped by to sign a memorial t-shirt for caldwell today. >> he was a funny guy. couple of time
in state elections. john sasaki is live now in martinez with why some people are against the idea. >> we're standing in martinez which is in the seventh california senate district. but at the latest proposed map holds martinez and pleasant hill will leave their contra costa behind to cross that water to join davis. martinez is the contra costa county seat. >> it's the focal point. it's the focal point of our jail system. it's the focal point of decision making, it's where we all come together. >> reporter: it's a critical part of this boating district says county board of supervisors chair gail okama. she was stunned to hear that martinez could be moved. >> we would be a very insignificant portion of that district. >> reporter: this idea has also riled feathers at pleasant hill city hall. >> i can't imagine a senate from that district who basis is solano, i cannot imagine that person having an understanding of what central county are all about. >> i think it's outrageous. >> reporter: we went to davis this afternoon. even here residents are dumbfounded by the idea. >> martinez, californi
is live in oakland -- john sasaki aids live in oakland,, -- is live in oakland. >> is the limit was 55 miles for our and they say that the suspect was going much faster than that. >> reporter: that she started in the work, handed into oakland and then went east on 580. >> about 100 miles or so. for that to happen you have to you have to have a's lot of go right. >> reporter: the alleged victims include julio chavez and catherine fisher. fisher was an instructor at the gymnastics under. >> she was a outgoing, fun- loving type of person. she was also, you know, mature preaches it would to take charge of the program. >> reporter: officers realized that the two people in the car were not the suspects were rather associative barriers. >> information was developed. >> reporter: a passenger is facing weapons charges. east palo alto police consider their hunt for the homicide suspect. >>> family and friends of a good samaritan shot in an oakland street are mourning his death tonight 329-year-old paris power was gaming due to the home ministry his wife was raised by a bullet and that the roads
cities and officials here says that they will be partnering with tesla electric cars as well. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> city leaders in oakland are deciding a budget for the new fiscal year set to begin at midnight. the new city council will choose between three different budget proposals. oakland faces a $50 million deficit. the new fiscal year will start tomorrow, july 1st. we are following the development and will have an update for you on the 10:00 news. >>> 67 san jose police officers turned in their guns and badges today and became the first cops in the department's history to be laid off. after the laid off officers turned in their badges, they were greeted with handshakes and hugs from dozens of their colleagues, fellow officers who came to see them off. >> it had been an incredible honor to serve the community. >> the existence police chief will be the new top cop in hayward -- assistant police chief will be the new top cop in hayward. urban will take over in early august and he's bid is for 25 year. >>> after one veto and months of debate, california officially has a
prepared additional charges. ktvu's john sasaki reports on the plea and evidence. >> reporter: the judge decided not to show mark lugo's face who pleaded not guilty for stealing this quarter million dollars sketch from an art gallery. while bay area police found the missing picasso new jersey police say they found a stash of stolen artwork in lugo's owe bokeen apartment. >> it's a pikas -- hoboken apartment. >> it's a picasso that dates back to 1983. >> reporter: another piece was found worth $350,000. lugo reportedly comes as a wealth -- from a wealthy family, perhaps someone with expensive tastes. >> apparently knew about the finer things in life. >> reporter: these are surveillance images from new jersey where lugo allegedly stole three bottles of wine worth 6,000-dollar. this morning his attorney did -- $6,000. this morning his attorney did everything short of admit his client's guilt. >> all the things taken were apparently taken in the last 45 days and that speaks more to a burst of compulsive energy than someone who has the ability and sophistication to go out and fence these pain
lengthy interview with him in a special report. >>> as john sasaki reports, a new union vote will enable the city to rehire 82 laid off officers. >> reporter: every day oakland police officers go out to protect and serve the city that now has 200 fewer officers than it did a year ago. >> every day we go out and have four people in an area that needs seven or eight people. >> reporter: union members still voted overwhelmingly to support a new contract that for the first time requires every officer to give 9% to their pension. >> police officers are humans too, they have real financial situations themselves. these police officers are digging deep into their pockets to help this city. >> reporter: mayor gene quan say it is union's concessions were critical to closing the budget gap. >> we have situations in all five of the unions. they are all steps forward, it's probably worth a little under 40 million of the 50 million gap we had to close. >> reporter: police chief anthony batts says the savings will help officers on the street because the department can now retire laid off officers. >> e
's john sasaki tells us there was a major turn of event once the suspect's car finally came to a stop. >> reporter: a small army of police cars tried to stop two suspected killers. the chase started in newarck, headed into oakland. >> for that to happen, you have to have a lot of things go right. >> reporter: east palo alto police announced the task force to track down jaime cardena who was suspected of killing three people. >> they are very violent people with a very violent recent history. we're very concerned for the safety of anyone that's around them. >> reporter: the alleged victim included hugo chavez and katherine fisher who was shot on annapolis street. hugo was an instructor until she was killed two weeks ago. >> she was a very outgoing, fun loving type of a person. she loved working with children. but she was also you know mature. she was able to take charge of a program. >> reporter: the chase ended in lathrop. officers found out there that the suspects were not who they were looking for, but associates of them driving their car. in oakland i'm john sasaki. >>> east bay r
that the department has landed on the list. >>> ktvu's john sasaki tells us there was a major turn of event once the suspect's car finally came to a stop. >> reporter: a small army of police cars tried to stop two suspected killers. the chase started in newarck, headed into oakland. >> for that to happen, you have to have a lot of things go right. >> reporter: east palo alto police announced the task force to track down jaime cardena who was suspected of killing three people. >> they are very violent people with a very violent recent history. we're very concerned for the safety of anyone that's around them. >> reporter: the alleged victim included hugo chavez and katherine fisher who was shot on annapolis street. hugo was an instructor until she was killed two weeks ago. >> she was a very outgoing, fun loving type of a person. she loved working with children. but she was also you know mature. she was able to take charge of a program. >> reporter: the chase ended in lathrop. officers found out there that the suspects were not who they were looking for, but associates of them driving their car. i
's john sasaki tells us why those cities could be moved into the yolo county voting district. >> reporter: martinez is the contra costa county seat. >> it's the focal point. it's where we all come together. >> reporter: it's a critical part of this voting district says county board of supervisors chair gail ocama. she was stunned to hear that martinez and pleasant hill could be moved to that new district. >> we would be a very insignificant portion of that district. >> reporter: the voter created california redistricting commission is trying to create new districts that best represent the voters by geography. >> i cannot imagine a senator from that district who's basis is solano and yolo i can't imagine that person having a deep understanding of what central contra costa county and its communities are all about. >> reporter: the proposed map is way too creative. >> i think it's outrageous. >> reporter: we rageous. >> martinez california, i've heard of it. >> martinez is over in the bay area, isn't it. >> reporter: you think it makes sense? >> no, it's kind of far distance from this area.
to disburse into the central valley. >>> our john sasaki was our first reporter on the scene. he sent us back very dramatic pictures. we'll show you one now. he was close enough to feel the heat of the fire when he took this picture. you can see the flames down at the bottom of the screen. all that smoke that was pouring for about three hours this afternoon. our coverage is going to continue throughout this show. john is going to join us at 5:30 to tell us what it was like early on. we will also have more of his photos to show you. we will also go to the scene later tonight. >>> police are still looking for two men who fired at a police officer last night. ktvu got this scene of officers deploying from an armoured truck. it's a story we first broke on the 10:00 news. rob roth is live in moraga and tell us where things stand right now. >> frank, we're just outside rancho laguna park in moraga. last night's shooting and today's search took place several miles back beyond those hills. the search was called off at about 2:30 this afternoon without finding anything. authorities say they will be re
. >> it was thrill, nerve- wracking and in the end for usa fans, disappointing. ktvu's john sasaki in san francisco, where thousands gathered to watch the women's world cup soccer final on the big-screen. >> reporter: ken, here in civic center plaza, people were waving the stars and stripes all day, cheering on the usa in the world cup finals and early in the game it looked like the us was pulling off the win. twice in the second half san francisco crowd erupted when the us scored go-ahead goals. >> it could not have been more exciting. to the very end it was a nail- biter. >> reporter: this was a huge audience, perhaps 5,000 strong. a fan-favorite was the american goalkeeper hope solo. for the start of the game we joined petaluma's david solo, hope's half-brother. >> i'm really overcome with emotion and i can't believe she is in the final for the world cup. >> reporter: solo shared time with young soccer players and shared with us a text he received from home this morning. >> i just assumed she wouldn't get back to me today. he was no way thinking that she has bigger fish to fry today. >> repor
administration. john is sasaki is live to tell us more. >> reporter: we are in oaklandster dam the center of oak's medical marijuana world. this justice department memo has people upset containing a stern warning for people. >> notice the thin leaves. >> reporter: this plant is targeted by some new federal weed killer. >> it's good for people with pain who want to sleep. >> reporter: the justice department issued a memo that says persons in the business of cultivating, selling or distributing marijuana and those who knowingly facilitate such activities are in violation of the controlled substances act regardless of state law. >> we could always be busted at any time. >> reporter: richard lee is president of oaksterdam university. >> the science is completely in favor of medical marijuana more and more scientists have been coming out, more and more people know that it works. >> reporter: in the memo, the term those who knowingly facilitate such activities, casts a wide net for prosecution perhaps even local elected officials who write laws that favor or tax cannabis. >> we are going to continue t
medical marijuana clubs? as ktvu's john sasaki reports a new memo from the domedome has licensed cannabis dealers concerned. >> reporter: this plant is targeted by some new federal weed killer. >> indicia is good for people with pain who want to sleep. >> reporter: the justice department issued a memo that says people that are in the business of districting marijuana and those who knowingly timeiate such activities are in violation of the controlled substances act regardless of state law. >> we could always be busted at any time. >> reporter: richard lee is president of oaksterdam university. >> the science is completely in favor of medical marijuana. more and more science has been coming out. more and more people know it works. >> reporter: in the memo, the term "those who knowingly facilitate such activities" cast a large net for prosecutions, including nose who write laws that favor or tax medical marijuana. >> i think the timing and politics are changing a little bit. obviously, it's a presidential election coming up. >> reporter: police chief dunbar says the preliminaryo is not a
other vehicles. i just spoke with john sasaki, he was at the scene, he said there were multiple injuries a number of ambulances. from what he could see none of the injuries appeared to be major. he said the intersection was shut down but it appears that changed in the past few minutes. this is taylor and plent hill road. this is the end of a highpede police chase. there are a lot of police vehicles still there. i would probably say avoid this area if you could. we will bring you more information as we get it. >>> to the jaycee dugard kidnapping. they tried to destroy some of the videotapes. ktvu's ken pritchett tells us why the prosecution is calling a decision unconscionable. >> reporter: in the last hour i concluesed a interview with the district attorney who says he is talking about new information with the hopes of highlighting the massive problems that lead to the kidnap and captivity and in the hopes of changing the system. he released several documents and videos of the garridos. restoring acid burned videotapes. nancy garrido pretending to videotape phillip garrido. another video
.s. didn't win japan was the next best thing. in san francisco, i'm john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> that was the reaction in japan where there was jubilation as soccer fans watched and waited through the early morning hours as their team and u.s. battle teams battle. skwra japan is the first asian nation ever to win the world cup. as for that dramatic finish, two hours was not enough to settle the cup final. we'll have all the highlights and accounts coming up later in sports wrap. >>> rebecca brooks is free on bail tonight. brooks is a close confidant of murdoch. brooks was in charge of news of the world when she allegationly bribed police about tips on celebrities and politicians. news corp. has since shuttered that paper. >> with hindsight i wish we had handled some matters in this differently. i didn't and that's that. >> reporter: hours after brook's arrest, the head of scottland yard he finally resigned. he says they wish they would have done something differently. the police have come under fire for failing to investigation the phone hacking issue thoroughly back in 20
in mexico are home tonight and telling their stories. john sasaki spoke with a sonoma county man about his ordeal on that ill fated soy voyage. >> i know how powerful the ocean is and it was not the ocean's fault. the water is rougher than heck. the winds 50 knots of wind. the waves are breaking over our head. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a six day fishing trip for a big group of friends all of whom are experienced fishermen. then something went horribly wrong early saturday morning. >> as soon as i came out of my room, there was no question in my mind, this boat was going down. >> reporter: he was washed off the boat wearing a life jacket. he then huddled with some of the other men with the other men. but then the weather cleared and he decided to swim to shore. it took him 8.5 hours. >> i had no legs underneath me, i could not stand up. i had been in the water for hours. it definitely cost lived. yeah i'm -- off. >> reporter: levine has his love for the ocean tattooed on his arm. >> i was supposed to be on the top of that food chain, and for some time i was on the bottom of it. >
will be cut in san jose. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> taking care of legal matters in san francisco is expected to take longer due to state budget cuts. the court said it is laying off 40% of its staff and closing 25 courtroom ast the end of september. the reason? the state budget cut a lot of money from the court system. >> the governor and the legislature have so brazenly used the judicial branch as their atm. >> it's not just the courts in san francisco suffering, coming up we will have a report from santa clara county for a look at another area's troubles. >>> was a police brew tally or a justified killing? ktvu's david stevenson is here with a new audio recording that police say backs up their claim that the suspect fired first. >> reporter: new details about the officer involved shooting. they are calling it a case of police brootally. >> stand up and fight for human rights. >> reporter: a rally drew about 150 people. angry about the saturday afternoon shooting of a seattle parolee. >> we an independent fbi investigation of this homicide. >> reporter: investigators say 19-year
someone would try to take advantage of the matter. >> reporter: in martinez, i'm john sasaki, ktvu news. >>> statewide regulators are allowing native americans to continue their ancient first naming practices at least for now. the tribal officials say the plan still restricts fishing in many areas, the plan will now go through an environment review. >>> el cerrito police are warning resident there is about a mountain lion roaming the area. it apparently attacked a deer on friday near the area of charles street and edwards avenue. after examining the deer and evidence at the scene, officers determined it had been attacked by a cougar. mountain lions rarely attack people but police advise residents to be aware. they say keep a close watch on small children and slowly walk away while facing a mountain lion and avoid running. >>> come august, the judge is scheduled to hear a lawsuit brought by a michigan man who says chevron owes him a quarter of a million dollars. despite what he says might have been a computer glitch. back in 2004, he set up an online account to buy $1,000 of chevron stoc
wayne, ktvu news. >>> some of the first news cam from ktvu john sasaki he happened to be near by when the fire started. john says he could feel the heat at the time. stay with ktvu for continuing coverage. we'll be monitoring the clean up effort and follow up with health officials. if you go to ktvu.com you will find unedited video and a slide show of images. >>> 14 postoffices are on a hit list and face closures as the postoffice looks on cuts costs. the postoffice has released a list of postoffices it wants to shutdown. the reason is, those postoffices don't do a lot of business. customers say if those offices are closed, they're going to miss the routine of going to their local postoffice. >> it's convenient, you can get off the bus if you want to get off the bus, you can take the t train there or right there. >> reporter: the postal service is on track to lose $8 billion this year. a spokesman tells us no decisions will be made until december at the earliest. for a list of the bay area postoffices that could be closed you can go to ktvu.com and look for the right now section whic
cam from ktvu john sasaki he happened to be near by when the fire started. john says he could feel the heat at the time. stay with ktvu for continuing coverage. we'll be monitoring the clean up effort and follow up with health officials. if you go to ktvu.com you will find unedited video and a slide show of images. >>> 14 postoffices are on a hit list and face closures as the postoffice looks on cuts costs. the postoffice has released a list of postoffices it wants to shutdown. the reason is, those postoffices don't do a lot of business. customers say if those offices are closed, they're going to miss the routine of going to their local postoffice. >> it's convenient, you can get off the bus if you want to get off the bus, you can take the t train there or right there. >> reporter: the postal service is on track to lose $8 billion this year. a spokesman tells us no decisions will be made until december at the earliest. for a list of the bay area postoffices that could be closed you can go to ktvu.com and look for the right now section which is in the middle of home page. >>> a uc
. the second officer to die in just three years. ktvu's john sasaki is in martinez with the story of how someone has been trying to take advantage of his death. john. >> reporter: ken, we are at the martinez police department, which is still in mourning after the death of sergeant brian carter, but as this flier show his legacy lives on, because his police family and his family at home are giving back. 6-year-old peyton and almost 2- year-old preston carter are their father's sons. >> he is our little crazy one, and you know, i just see brian in both of the kids everyday. peyton wants to be a police officer now, and so it's nice. >> reporter: late last month sergeant carter died after a two-year long battle with non- hodgkin's lymphoma. i met him last summer and he was more concerned about helping oregons with bone and blood donations. he was helped by a bone marrow donor. >> i saw him in pain for so long that i know that he is in a better spot now. carter's death came just three years after the department lost another officer, paul starzyk who was killed in the line of duty. >> it's
safety. live here in union city, i'm john sasaki. >>> the u.s. army today identified one of two soldiers killed in afghanistan today as staff sergeant james m.christen. he was served his third overseas deployment. >>> the sheriff's department says they seized 20,000 marijuana plants with a street corral of 35 to $40 million. the sheriff's office also released pictures. deputies found no people at those pot farms but plenty of evidence they were there, including food, camping gear and irrigation equipment. >>> inmates in pelican bay have ended their hunger strike. backers of the hunger strikers say the hunger strike continues. inmates began the hunger strike july 1st to protest. >>> a potentially life saving change is coming to ucsf shuttle bus following that deadly accident last week. and sal castaneda is here to tell us what will be added to those buses. >> reporter: one over there has just pulled up. a lot of people use those shuttle buses to get around. but none of those buses have seat belts. and now some are wondering if that would have been the difference between life and death. u
tests come back in a few weeks. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a fire that damaged a school was arson. flames were reported last night at skyline elementary school on christian avenue. north county fire authorities spokesperson says the fire was started at three different locations outside the class rooms. telephones, computers were destroyed. the class rooms were used by special ed students. >>> the second shooting in a week. ktvu's christian has more. . >> police said the latest shooting happened long this trail. they say the 14-year-old victim was walking long this very trail with friends and a group of teens were firing a stolen hand gun. he is expected to survive but neighbors tell me that's one example of how dangerous the trail really is. >> reporter: police spent the day collecting shell casing connect would the shooting. investigators say the 14-year- old victim was with a group of other teens and they were drinking and firing a stolen gun. >> in the process oaf doing that on the trail behind me, our victim was shot. >> this shooting comes a week after a gunman shot
and roads were closed. ktvu's john sasaki was there and tells us the main suspect has been arrested. >> reporter: after a long search of the area around rose and darlene streets: police say the man who fired at officers gave himself up. >> the s.w.a.t. officers have taken into custody the initial person of interest in this case whom we believe may be the shooter from this morning. he certainly fit it is description. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. officers arrived here after a short gun battle. this all started at about 10:15 a.m. when police say the suspect broke into a house. the victim called 911 and confronted him, at a near by house. >> our theory is he probably hunkered down with the activity. the helicopter, the dogs, and weather he decided i'm going to give up on this or whether he thought maybe we weren't looking for him. >> reporter: through all this, no residents or police officers were hurt but there were some tense moments early on. some homes were safely evacuated including one where two 6 -month-old twins live, this is their uncle. >> yeah, i was at work and then my brother-
near gene drive. homeowners had to be evacuated and roads were closed. ktvu's john sasaki was there and tells us the main suspect has been arrested. >> reporter: after a long search of the area around rose and darlene streets: police say the man who fired at officers gave himself up. >> the s.w.a.t. officers have taken into custody the initial person of interest in this case whom we believe may be the shooter from this morning. he certainly fit it is description. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. officers arrived here after a short gun battle. this all started at about 10:15 a.m. when police say the suspect broke into a house. the victim called 911 and confronted him, at a near by house. >> our theory is he probably hunkered down with the activity. the helicopter, the dogs, and weather he decided i'm going to give up on this or whether he thought maybe we weren't looking for him. >> reporter: through all this, no residents or police officers were hurt but there were some tense moments early on. some homes were safely evacuated including one where two 6 -month-old twins live, this i
accident in mexico are home tonight and telling their stories. john sasaki spoke with a sonoma county man about his ordeal on that ill fated soy voyage. >> i know how powerful the ocean is and it was not the ocean's fault. the water is rougher than heck. the winds 50 knots of wind. the waves are breaking over our head. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a six day fishing trip for a big group of friends all of whom are experienced fishermen. then something went horribly wrong early saturday morning. >> as soon as i came out of my room, there was no question in my mind, this boat was going down. >> reporter: he was washed off the boat wearing a life jacket. he then huddled with some of the other men with the other men. but then the weather cleared and he decided to swim to shore. it took him 8.5 hours. >> i had no legs underneath me, i could not stand up. i had been in the water for hours. it definitely cost lived. yeah i'm -- off. >> reporter: levine has his love for the ocean tattooed on his arm. >> i was supposed to be on the top of that food chain, and for some time i was on the botto
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